The Art of Fiction
Besant, Walter

Boston, Mass.: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1884. F 48 pages; "A Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution, April 25, 1884" by the British writer and campaigner for authors' rights by Walter Besant (1836 - 1901); "...the prime mover in establishing the first successful collective organization for authors in Britain: the Society of Authors..." (ODNB) This essay by Besant later became notable as the beginning of a debate on the subject between Besant and writer Henry James ((1843 - 1916) who had his own opinions on creativity; both 'sides' were published subsequently in one volume soon afterward. Publishers' announcements on endpapers and back cover; Approx. 5" x 7" size; original publisher's light olive-green printed paper softcover; a little edge-chipping at base of cover and spine of binding; small old damp-discoloration at base of spine back cover; contents darkened a bit; in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 26147)


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